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Make-Your-Own Cereal and On-the-Trail Mix

From Celebrate! Healthy Entertaining for Any Occasion

Present the ingredients for this do-it-yourself recipe in different bowls or containers. For the cereal, give each person a bowl and allow guests to choose the items for their cereal. Serve with skim or low-fat milk.

For trail mix, offer same items and brown paper bags or re-sealable plastic bags for guests to make trail mix. Shake gently to distribute ingredients.

Cereal Suggestions

  • O-shaped cereal
  • Bran, Rice, or Wheat Chex
  • Granola
  • Cracklin’ Oat Bran

Fruit Suggestions

  • Raisins or golden raisins
  • Banana chips
  • Dates
  • Prunes
  • Other dried fruit, such as cranberries, blueberries, apricots, pineapple, apples, and papaya 

Other Suggestions

  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • M&M candy
  • Coconut slices
  • Chocolate chips
  • Carob chips
  • Bite-sized pretzels
  • Marshmallows 

Cereal grains are a source of protein and contain more carbohydrates than any other food. Their unprocessed forms are also inexpensive, so cereals are a staple food throughout the world.

Calories and fat will vary depending on ingredients and serving size.